Plant Care Aralia spinosa

Aralia spinosa

About Aralia spinosa

Aaralia spinosa is a large, upright, suckering, deciduous shrub that grows to 10-15’ tall. It is commonly found in wood margins, fields, pastures, forest or natural area at the edge of woods or along streams in moist woods. Devil's walking stick has heavy flower & fruit sets, producing clusters of round, fleshy black drupes.


Aralia spinosa

How to care for Aralia spinosa


How often to water your Aralia spinosa

Water needs for Aralia spinosa
0.5 cups
every 9

Aralia spinosa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aralia spinosa

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aralia spinosa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aralia spinosa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aralia spinosa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Aralia spinosa

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aralia spinosa: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aralia spinosa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Aralia spinosa is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Aralia spinosa

Aralia spinosa

Aralia spinosa

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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